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Olympia (Olympiade) Sport

Old 12-07-18, 03:45 PM
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Olympia (Olympiade) Sport

Here is an Olympia (Olympiade) Sport, a frame that was built by a local framebuilder from Hilversum, the Netherlands. There is no much information on these bikes available on the internet, but apparently they are mostly custom built bikes. My guess is that this particular frame is from the 60s or even 50s, but it's hard to tell.

I bought the frame as you can see it in the pictures. The previous owner stripped the original paint down and powder coated it (very unfortunate!). He also brazed some extra eyelets on the fork, so I will have to deal with that. The paintwork is quite decent, but not perfect (especially in the areas close to chrome). What is the best I can do with it, by the way? Try to smooth it down or just hide it?

According to the seller, the frame came with Edco hubs, a 4 speed freewheel and Nervar cranks. So basically he bought it as a frame, not as a complete bike.
I am not planning to restore this bike to its initial state, partly because it's impossible to say at this point what those original components were. My idea was to build it mostly with campy stuff, this is the least this frame deserves, in my opinion.
Recently, I got the original Olympia transfers (thanks to @nishikiroadace) so the project is going on. I hope that they still gonna work, the only way to figure it out is to try, of course.







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This is how the frame looked originally.



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Here is a link to another Olympia Sport supposedly from the 50s. Olympia Olympiade Ruitenbeek jaren 50
I am thinking wheather I should try to build my frame as close as possible to that other bike or just with quility components (not neccesarily period correct). However, it seems that the bike in the link was also modified at some point. Plus, that bike might be older than my Olympia. The original components seem to be: Titan handlebar from 1953, Prior hubs (just googled them and they are super rare! Velobase ), Gnutti headset and Stronglight cranks.
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